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Thomas Sergeant Perry (1845-1928)

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Description of Henry James's friendship with Perry
Description of Letters from Henry James to Perry in the James Family Papers and in the Calendar of James's Letters

A friend of Henry James from the time that the James family lived in Newport (1860-62), Perry went with William James to study in Germany after his graduation from Harvard (1866). He worked for the North American Review (1872-1877) and was a member of the faculty at Harvard University, but he is best known for his writings on realism and his translations and critiques of European and Japanese literature.  In addition to those listed below, his works include English Literature in the Eighteenth Century (1883), History of Greek Literature (1890), and The Evolution of a Snob (1887).

Works Available Online
  • The Court of the Empress Josephine (Project Gutenberg)
  • (Page Images from the Cornell MOA)
  • Alfred de Musset
  • American Novels (North American Review, 1872)
  • Arthur Hugh Clough
  • Berthold Auerbach
  • Doudan
  • Fritz Reuter
  • George Sand
  • German Influence in English Literature
  • Gray, Collins, and Beattie
  • Ivan Turgenieff
  • Julian Schmidt: A German Critic
  • Julian Schmidt's History of French Literature
  • Mark Twain's "Huckleberry Finn"
  • Mr. Edward Fitzgerald's Translations
  • Mountains in Literature
  • Recent French and German Essays
  • Russian Novels
  • Science and the Imagination
  • Sir Walter Scott
  • Some French Novels
  • Some Greek Portraits
  • The Two Amperes
  • Victor Cherbuliez
  • Victor Hugo
  • William Blake
  • William Dean Howells

  • Comments to D. Campbell.
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